April 2018
Cooking Cooking Demonstration

 
Thanks to a grant from the Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust, DOORWAYS is offering a series of healthy cooking classes for residents in our apartment complexes. The course covers educational information about healthy eating and cooking, while demonstrating the preparation and cooking of a healthy recipe.

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walkorrunTeam DOORWAYS and GO! St. Louis

 
On April 7 and 8, 51 clients, friends, donors, board members and staff came together to form TEAM DOORWAYS to participate in the GO! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend. Thirty-eight walked or ran in the 5K on Saturday and 13 walked or ran in the 7K, half marathon or marathon on Sunday. Thank you to everyone who participated!  In the four years we've been an official charity of GO! St. Louis, we've raised nearly $30,000 in support of programs and services at DOORWAYS.  We are already talking about plans for next year's team! 

To see this year's team and show your support, click here.    
AwardCeremonyAnnual Dinner & Awards Ceremony                          
 
 
On April 3, DOORWAYS held its Annual Dinner, generously hosted by SSM St. Mary's Hospital and sponsored by US Bank Private Wealth Management.  The Michael Edlin Award, DOORWAYS' highest honor, was presented to Carole Hunt. The law firm Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard received the Generosity Award, and the Volunteer Award was presented to Rev. Jeff Moore. These long-time supporters were recognized for their generosity, not only of their resources, but also their time, expertise and leadership. Congratulations and thank you to all!
 
(Past and present recipients of the Michael Edlin Award, who were in attendance at the dinner, are underlined.  From left to right, Jay Moore, Opal Jones, Carole Hunt, Diane Levine, Richard Ellerbrake, Christine Pennell and Jay Joern. For more pictures from the event, click here.) 
 
As spring days are slowly replacing days of winter, we wish to thank the Boeing Employee Community Fund for providing funding to help us provide emergency housing and subsidies over the winter months. The 2017/2018 winter brought increased requests for housing assistance from individuals and families. Generous funders, such as the Boeing Employee Community Fund, allow DOORWAYS to respond to these needs. Thank you from DOORWAYS!   
FridayNightSocialFunding from the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA)
 
Catholic Appeal Logo 
Every year, the Archdiocese of St. Louis undertakes its annual appeal to raise funds to continue providing many services to the community. Their 2018 goal is $14.2 million. ACA has regularly supported DOORWAYS through this campaign. This past weekend, two DOORWAYS leaders presented information about the ACA and DOORWAYS at local churches. Opal Jones, president and CEO, spoke at Our Lady of the Pillar on Lindbergh, while Jim Timmerberg, director of development, visited St. David's Church in Arnold.  
VolunteerCurrent Volunteer Opportunities
 
DOORWAYS is always seeking volunteers to better assist our clients and staff. We currently have opportunities in the following areas:
  • Dining Out for Life Volunteers
         - Host at PW Pizza from 5-8 pm on Thursday, April 26
  • Friday Night Social Volunteers
  • Cooper House resident companions
  • Bakers (provide special treats to residents)
  • Activity Assistants (go on activities with residents)
  • Administrative Volunteer (make phone calls, assist with mailings, etc.)
If interested in volunteering, please contact Patrick Young at pyoung@doorwayshousing.org 
 
 
Recently the Home Builders Association (HBA) presented checks to those agencies selected to receive funding in the 2018 competitive grant cycle. HBA president, Dale Black of CMS Homes (left), presented the check to Jim Timmerberg, director of development at DOORWAYS. "All of us are grateful to the HBA for this critical support of our mission to provide housing, health, and hope to area homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS," noted Timmerberg.   
UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events                                   (click pictures for more information)
 

Dining Out For Life
 + Thursday, April 26
 + All Day 

Dining Out for Life is an international event that has raised over $4 million locally over the past 24 years to provide vital services to people living with HIV/AIDS.  In 2017, the St. Louis community raised over $153,000 to help provide education on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and comprehensive support services for those affected by the disease. For a list of participating locations, click here.   
 
DOORWAYS will host at PW Pizza from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.   
 
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Give STL Day
 + Wednesday, May 2 
 + All Day  

 
Make your donation to DOORWAYS by going to GIVESTLDAY.ORG today! A donor has generously provided $5,000 as a matching gift, so your contribution automatically doubles! And you don't need to wait for Wednesday, May 2! Scheduled donations are now open. Submit your pledge today and your credit card will be charged on May 2.

Expand your support by creating a personal giving campaign page for DOORWAYS! Go to https://www.givestlday.org/DOORWAYS  and click the blue button CREATE CAMPAIGN PAGE on the right. Then promote it on social media and extend personal invitations to all family, friends, co-workers, group memberships, etc. to donate to your campaign! [If you need help setting it up, contact Karen at kcarpentier@doorwayshousing.org or 314-535-1919 ext. 2704.]

For more info or to schedule a donation click here. Submit your pledge today and your credit card will be charged on May 2. All donors are eligible for prize drawings during the day!     
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Keystone Society Reception  
 + Thursday, June 14  
 + 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
  
 
Want more information on the Keystone Society?  Click Here  
 
TributesTRIBUTES
 
DID YOU KNOW.....
Your donation to DOORWAYS can be given as a tribute to a loved one?!

Question:
How often does one action yield two results?
Answer: All the time, if you designate your DOORWAYS donation as a tribute to a loved one! 
 
You may make a monetary gift in HONOR of someone's birthday, anniversary, new job, new baby...the list is endless. You may also provide a monetary gift as a MEMORIAL for someone who passed away. Or, you may purchase a tribute BRICK to be placed in our garden at the Cooper House campus. If you wish to help us GROW THE TRIBUTE GARDEN, you may select from three brick sizes: $100, $250, or $500.
 
By expressing your admiration, love, and respect through a TRIBUTE GIFT, you are also providing critical funding to help DOORWAYS deliver housing, health, and hope to homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. Click here for more information about making a tribute gift while also supporting DOORWAYS' compassionate care to the most vulnerable in our community.
 
 
 
A list of recent TRIBUTE GIFTS is provided below.
The honoree is listed first, with the donor name(s) underneath.
IN MEMORY OF:
 
SAMUEL ANKER
     + Kathleen Bolduan

ANNA BEIRNE & KEITH DYVIG
     + John Beirne

TOM BERBERICH
     + Margaret McCartney
 

BETTY BRUCKER
     + Jim Petru

HUNT BUSHNELL
     + Barbara Bushnell


LYNNE COOPER
     + James Kemp
     + Marilyn Koncen
     + Cecelia Piekarski

JOE DORF
     + Eileen Sutis

STEVE FERRANTO
     + Audrey Hutti

TERRENCE HART
     + Melba Smith

GREG JOHNSON
     + Connie McKee

MICHAEL JORDAN, JR.
     + Michael F. Jordan

CHARLES LISITANO
     + Robert Pennell

WILLIAM GLENN McPHERSON

     + Frances Baker

KATHLEEN MURPHY
     + William Wibbing

KAY PETERS
     + Pat Plumley

KEITH AND JASON ROBB
     + Jill Berry


BERT ROSEN
     + Ruth Rosen

HARRY SMITH
     + Mary Rose Scarpinato
 
  
CHUCK TREANOR
     + Ann Smith Carr
   
IN HONOR OF:
 
CHRIS BRENNER & TYLER OLSEN
     + Rob Rebman

BUFF BUFFKIN & DONN KLEINSCHMIDT
     + Mary McCafferty
     + Jennifer Strohl

EVELYN COHEN
     + Philip Barron

TERRY CROW
     + Anonymous

CAROLE HUNT
     + Patricia Baker
     + Mary Jensen
     + Schwab Charitable Fund

JAY JOERN 
     + Douglass Adair

OPAL JONES
     + Diane Levine

TOMMY KRESSIG
     + Cynthia Becker
     + Donna Bush
     + Tricia Frank
     + Nan Kleinlein
     + Carrie Mueller
     + Amber Stenger
     + Rhonda Wassell
     + Amy Williams

DIANE LEVINE & DAVID ECHELE

     + Judy Pierson

JEFF MOORE
     + John Gerdes
     + Jeff Moore
     + Pat Roseman 

SAM MURPHEY
     + John Murphey

RICHARD & CHRISTINE PENNELL

     + John Arnold


JOHN RUSSELL
     + Sherri Koehm
     + Josie McDonald

STEVE & MARY SCHOOLMAN
     + Peter Werner 
  
ERIK BORTOLIN & TED SCHOTT
     + Christine Nolan

TOM & CAROL VOSS

     + William Rusnack

AL & GLENDA WIMAN
     + Greater St. Louis Community Foundation


GLENDA WIMAN
     + Biomedical Systems

     + F. Sessions Cole 
     + William Dodson
     + C. Robert Farwell
     + Mary Hays
     + Eugene Kahn
     + Tony Karakas
     + Marylen Mann
     + Janet McGehee
     + William Peck
     + Molly Powell
     + Tatjana Schwendinger
     + Julius Seeherman
     + Cheryl Stein
     + Marilyn Teitelbaum
     + Richard Weil

JOHN WORKS
     + Jane Tarsy
 
   


DOORWAYS
is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
  DOORWAYS | 314-535-1919 | info@doorwayshousing.org | www.doorwayshousing.org

DOORWAYS, an IRC 501(c)3 tax-exempt Missouri nonprofit corporation, is registered to solicit funds for charitable purposes in Missouri and Illinois.  DOORWAYS only solicits such charitable contributions in MO and IL.   
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